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RefWorks Cancellation – ALL RefWorks USERS PLEASE READ

Unfortunately, following a period of consultation on subscriptions managed by the Library and Archives Service, a decision has been made not to renew the RefWorks software licence. You will not be able to access RefWorks, or any of the references stored in it, after 30th September 2017.

For more information about this cancellation, to discuss alternative tools, or to book a one-to-one appointment with your academic support librarian, please email libsupport@bangor.ac.uk

Print Journal Usage

Newer issues of journals will now have a slip on the cover asking you to tick a box every time you use the journal.

Your cooperation would be much appreciated, as we are doing this to compile an accurate picture of print journals which are actually being used.

Archives Summer Opening

The Archives will be closed for 2 weeks over the summer from the July 31st - 11th August, 2017
Re-opening on August 14th

Library Service Opening Hours:

24/7 has now ended. See here for updated opening times.

Exhibition - Hedd Wyn

Hedd WynBangor University Archives & Special Collections is commemorating the centenary of the death of Hedd Wyn with an exhibition celebrating the life, work and legacy of the Welsh poet and soldier who died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele on 31 July 1917.

On display are some of his pieces including a draft of the ode “Yr Arwr” which he planned to enter for the Chair Competition of the National Eisteddfod to be held in Birkenhead, 1917.

Also on display is Hedd Wyn’s letter “Rhiwle yn Ffrainc,” which was written about 5 weeks before the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead, in which he describes life "behind the lines" of the Western Front.

The exhibition is on display from June 5th until December 15th 2017 in the Council Chamber Corridor of the Main Arts Building.

We will also be promoting the exhibition at the Bangor University tent on Friday the 11th August at the National Eisteddfod 2017

Archives Exhibition

Polly Wilton, a volunteer with the Archives and Special Collections, has been busy creating an exhibition based on a postcard of Bangor. Pop to the Shankland reading room in the Library to view her 3D model which recreates the scene and pick up a leaflet that reveals the story behind the postcard.

Polly Wilton


Thank you very much:

Alexandra Wuergler (Senior Ambassador)

Ankita Goyal     

Finvola Dunphy                  

Laurence Jones

Thandiwe Mphoka

..for helping the Library & Archives Service improve our services for students.

We will be looking for new library ambassadors for next year, if you are interested, e-mail: libsupport@bangor.ac.uk and we'll send you an applicaton pack in September 2017

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Staff Training Sessions

The library and archives service are delivering a number of training sessions for research staff and postgraduate students during semester 1.
See more details here:

Research Staff

Postgraduate Students

New Loan Periods and Borrowing Entitlements:
Bangor University staff and students

We’ve reviewed and simplified our standard loan periods and increased the number of items most library users can borrow at a time.

From 25th August 2016, entitlements will be:

  No. of items Standard Loan Period
Undergraduates 15 4 weeks*
(Masters & Research)
30 4 weeks*
University staff
(Academic & Support)
30 4 weeks*
External Borrowers 6 2 weeks

Please remember that all loans are subject to recall, and due dates will be reduced if a borrowed item is wanted by another library user.

*Standard loan items which have not been recalled by another user will be auto-renewed for a further 4 week loan period 7 days before they are due (NB auto-renewals do not apply to loans to external borrowers).

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